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Backing up programs?

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Smiles n' grins, Nov 11, 2007.

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  1. Smiles n' grins

    Smiles n' grins Thread Starter

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    I have an old computer, one that has many junk files on it and old users' files on it (I reinstalled but didn't reformat before, so a whole bunch of old files are on there). Anyway, I want to wipe it clean but keep certain programs that I got (giveawayoftheday.com -- normally cost money, but everyday they give away one for free :cool: ).

    I have a second hard drive with Ubuntu Linux on there, so I can back them up to the other hard drive and use Ubuntu to reformat the other drive.

    My question is can I back up certain programs?
     
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    Smiles n' grins Thread Starter

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    I like that...if possible, I would like a free program, but this is great!
     
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    it's not so expensive and it's worth every dollar that you pay for it.
     
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    Acronis will not allow you to backup programs. Nothing will. Acronis makes a duplicate image of your computer which isn't what you're looking for. Programs have to be installed. They can't be moved or copied from one system to another.
     
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    Ok, that's somewhat relieving because I don't want to pay $50 for a program I'll use once.
     
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    Too late now, but you should have saved the download "exe" files. I put them in a folder for possible subsequent use. Of course, updates have to be done, if necessary, after reinstalling from that source.

    {redoak}
     
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